Behold, the new civility:
“And what do the Republicans thinking about?” Schultz said. “They’re not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They’re just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name?, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over.”
Lean forward, MSNBC, lean forward.
UPDATE. Stacy McCain is listening for feminist outrage, but alas, there is none to be heard. Yentas.
This is the hand he’s been dealt by hisotry. He’s a reluctant warrior. So it’s not as if he’s converted to being a cowboy. So I think people recognize the difference between him and former Pres. Bush.
Therein lies the media meme for Obama’s Libyan War–despite the implied virtuosity of a liberal President, who is seemingly above the fray and the ickiness of constitutional channels for declaring war, reluctantly commits US personnel and treasure to yet another Muslim country, and commences bombing the hell out of them.
But it’s all good because he’s not George Bush.
On MSNBC last night, Michael Moore, the corpulent millionaire filmmaker, speaking on behalf of “workers”, declares “war”. On what or whom, is not clear. But why does MSNBC continue to condone such violent, angry rhetoric?
The appropriate response to Mr. Moore’s asshattery is made:
You want war? Bring it, Lardbutt. You are the biggest talking, good for nothing little piece of Communist filth this country has produced in decades. You suck up to backward brutes and thugs like Castro while you castigate the American engines of the world’s economy. You trash this country and our people and belittle our values every chance you get, you cynical black hole of a human being. The worst words I can think of are too good to use to describe you. You are a buffoon, a hypocrite, and really of no use to civilization whatsoever.
[Hat Tip: Instapundit]
This big ado about Keith Olbermann being suspended from and, now reinstated to, his show on MSNBC is something I generally consider a non-story. I mean, really…political donations to liberal politicians? Is anyone really surprised that Keith Olbermann is a political hack?
MSNBC made a big stink about it (Olbermann apparently broke some in-house rules about such donations) and now–not so much of a stink. I’m not a fan of Olbermann, but the geniuses at MSNBC look like real buffoons right about now.
The former Bloomberg reporter/CNBC host is mad as hell by golly, and he’s not taking it anymore:
On most cable newscasts, the people who are writing new financial regulations are called congressmen. But on “The Dylan Ratigan Show” on MSNBC, some are called “banksters.”
That term, a twist on gangsters, tells viewers a lot about Mr. Ratigan, a financial news apostate who has transformed himself into an outspoken opponent of too-big-to-fail banks and the politicians whom he calls their servants. In the recent fight over financial reform, he lent a megaphone to people who wanted an end to “too big to fail,” and he called on viewers to lobby the Senators in his imaginary Bankster Party.
All this from a man who, until recently, hosted a stock-picking show on CNBC, the cable personification of Wall Street. Now Mr. Ratigan, who labels himself a taxpayer advocate, rails against the “vampire” banks who “have assumed control of our government.”
Mr. Ratigan underwent a “Lou Dobbs-like transformation,” from sober-minded journalist to all-out advocate, said Andrew Leckey, the president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University.
In a nod to his old network, Mr. Ratigan said that CNBC “does more good than bad,” because it “still shines the light on the debate about ideas in the financial markets.” But MSNBC seems to be a better platform than CNBC for a political crusade against corruption, said Mr. Ratigan, 38, whose one-year anniversary at MSNBC will come on Tuesday.
Good grief. Doesn’t this all smell of crass opportunism? A lame attempt by MSNBC to get themselves a shrill, pseudo-populist for their network?
If there’s any question about the reasons behind the downfall of the MSM, look no further than Dylan Ratigan–man of the people!
Yes. And I would add “slimy” to the list as well.
Which makes him a perfect fit with the rest of the lying windbags on MSNBC.